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Samarpana - Odissi dance recital at ICC

The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo is organizing an Odissi dance recital by ICCR Scholar Buddhi Edirisinghe at the Indian Cultural Centre auditorium, No 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7, on April 20 at 6.30 pm.

Buddhi Edirisinghe, is an outstanding young performer who has mastered classical dances of both, India and Sri Lanka. Buddhi started her Kandyan dance training at the Chitrasena School of Dance at a tender age under the tutelage of gurus, Vajira Chitrasena, Upeka Chitrasena and Anjalika Chitrasena; and learned low country dance under guru J D Gunathunga at the same Dance School. She is also a well-trained Kandyan drummer, guided by Guru Jayawardana Amarasinghe and Guru K N S Atugoda.

Buddhi availed of a scholarship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Govt Of India, to learn Odissi dance at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and earned a Bachelor’s degree. She continued her rigorous training in Odissi under eminent Gurus such as, Guru Aloka Kanungo and Guru Sujata Mohapatra. She has been awarded the ‘Kamarupa Award’ for Odissi by the government of Assam, India and ‘Odissi Jyoti’, by the Naveen Kalakar, Orissa. She has proven her versatility, performing and conducting lecture demonstrations in many places in India and Sri Lanka. She has performed in several prestigious dance festivals in India such as, Konark Festival, Uday Shankar Festival, Naveen Kalakar, Odissi Guinness World Records, Rabindra Nrityotsav, Hydeabad and many more.

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